Jean Collier Hurley
Philanthropist, Advisor, Photographer
San Francisco, California
Jean Collier Hurley is engaged in diverse activities linked together by her experience and continuing interest in written, visual, and strategic communication. Her philanthropic activity is focused on supporting and providing strategic insight to nonprofit organizations emphasizing healthcare, vulnerable populations, and the arts, including palliative care groups, international aid organizations, and local arts institutions. As an urban photographer she focuses on the vibrant pulse of city life, creating prints, photo essays and illustrated books for corporate workspace collections, private collectors, gifts to charitable organizations, and selected exhibitions. She has also written essays about art and artists, cultural trends, and end-of-life care; and is currently working on an illustrated memoir. She is a breast cancer survivor and was the catalyst behind the creation of a survivor’s butterfly symbol for a New York cancer foundation.
Jean was a partner with AMB Property Corporation (now Prologis, Inc.) where she directed the formation of private capital. She holds an MLA degree from Stanford University (’11) where she authored a thesis on the challenges of making decisions for end-of-life care; an MBA in Finance from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, and an MS degree from San Diego State University where she studied Nutritional Biochemistry and Art. She is a member of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Stanford Alumni Association, and the Board of Directors of the Stanford Women’s Club of San Francisco. Jean is an advocate for healthy living, and enjoys running, the performing and visual arts, getting together with friends, and artisanal coffee houses.